Verizon GizmoWatch is a smartwatch for kids that packs LTE

Wearable for little ones also keeps track of those all important hopscotch sessions
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Despite its short-lived Wear24 smartwatch, Verizon has not been put off from launching new wearables. This time it's turning its attention to the kids with the GizmoWatch.

The latest addition to its Gizmo line is designed for kids aged 3-11 and brings LTE connectivity with 2-way voice calling and messaging. So your little ones can stay in touch with 10 contacts that approved by parents.

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The GizmoWatch is available in blue or pink and comes with standard 22mm interchangeable watch straps. It also packs a 1.3-inch, 240x240 AMOLED display with a 510mAh battery offering 4-7 days of watch time.

There are features on board to help parents keep a closer eye on their kids including location tracking and the ability to set GPS-based boundaries sending out alerts to the GizmoHub companion app (Android and iOS) when they leave those areas. Parents can also remotely turn off the device from their own phone.

But there's features for kids on here too like a hopscotch tracker and a voice changing mode to make the GizmoWatch feel more fun to use. A built-in fitness tracker will help keep them active and send out inactivity reminders to keep them on the move too.

The Gizmowatch is available to pre-order from Verizon now and goes on sale on 10 October. It's priced at $179.99 with a $30 one-off activation fee. You'll also need the $5 a month plan that unlocks the ability to receive calls from approved users. Here's hoping it fares a bit better than Verizon's smartwatch for grown ups.

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Michael Sawh

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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